Elements of psychocardiology in the psychosocial handling of adults with congenital heart disease

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Abstract

When it comes to the role of the clinical psychology in the cardiac settings, or psychocardiology, there is often a focus on acquired cardiac illnesses in the rehabilitation settings. However, the increase of adults with congenital heart disease due to technological advances in cardiology and cardiac surgery have created a new emergency. It is thus necessary to reflect upon the elements of psychocardiology adapting them to this new population, also when it comes to interventional hospital settings of cardiology and cardiac surgery. This perspective article is an effort in this direction.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberArticle 34
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Issue numberAUG
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Adults
  • Clinical psychology
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Psychocardiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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